Elizabeth Gilding entry: Overview screen.
EG's birth-date is not known, but since she produced an accomplished poem probably not long after September 1759, she was in all probability born by the earlier 1740s. She was her parents' first and only child.
A verse "Epitaph for General Wolfe
" (the poem that EG placed third in her single known volume, The Breathings of Genius
, 1776) presumably dated from soon after his death in September this year.
The Westminster Magazine
printed both "The Desire" and "Monody", the last of its poems by Elizabeth Turner (formerly EG). (It ceased publication in this year.)
21 February 1786
Elizabeth Turner (formerly EG) died. On 5 March her husband
preached a funeral sermon on her which he then published asSacred Friendship: exemplified in the case of Elijah and Elisha